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4 morning >> welcome back. the time is 4:09. president obama delivered his state of the union address to both houses of congress and millions of americans watched from home. >> the stakes were high in this much-anticipated speech. in early schmidt reports. >> in his fourth state of the union address he laid out the plans for his second term in office. >> the focus of tonight's speech how he plans to improve the economy and find work for the nation's 12.3 million unemployed americans. >> economic growth requires a balanced approach. with spending cuts and revenue. with everyone doing their fair share. >> warmly received by democrats and mostly dismissed by republicans. the president will need the help of both parties to achieve his goals. >> that replaces reckless cuts with smart savings and wise investments. >> 34,000 troops to be withdrawn from afghanistan by this time next year. >> each of these proposals deserves a vote in congress. >> on gun control he made it clear he wants action. >> the families into sun and the cow was of a community's ripped open by gun violence they
america safe comes at a price. has president obama gone further than president bush? tonight's reality check. >>> firing back, the ceo cries foul against "the new york times." >>> i'm scott budman at the new godaddy.com silicon valley office. coming up, a first look inside the company that wants to be known not just for super bowl ads but for job growth. >>> from cupertino to washington, d.c., a very special seat in the state of the union address. apple confirming ceo it tim cook will sit with the first lady during the president's speech. now you may remember last year the first lady hosted the widow of apple co-founder steve jobs during the state of the union. it's going to be quite a busy day. it begins with a keynote speech at san francisco's goldman sachs event and then off to d.c. we will, of course, have complete live coverage of the president's state of the union and the republican response right here on nbc bay area. our live coverage begins tomorrow evening at 5:45. >>> a silicon valley mogul is furious at the "new york times." scott budman is here with more on the war that's
. >> president barack obama is spending this president's day at a go golf coarse in florida. they will return to washington later today. yesterday he played 18 holes with woods. the two met previously but have golf together. banks are closed in observance of the hot day, gold goal transit is on a modified holiday schedule and parking meters will still be enforced. >>> it marks the last big weekend for ski resorts. >> it is nice and sunny and beautiful. >> hundreds of people headed to the mountains on friday and one was busy after christmas which is busiest of the season. while the qualify is forced it is slow. light know could start falling as early as tonight. >> all right, they are really hoping for that. let check in with sal, sal? >> pam, brian, my voice is suspect, but we will get through it. right now we are going to the east shore freeway and we want to show you 80 westbound. today is a holiday for a lot of people, it will be nice and light unless are will a are crashes this morning's san francisco, northbound 101 is approaching the 880 split. >> i hope you don't get what i had, sal. >
and it's a diary on our 247 bay area news channel comcast 193. >> president obama delivered his first save the union speech of his second term in washington. the president made an emotional plea for congress to hold votes on contra was no proposals for tougher gun laws. the address, almost a month at the new town conn shootings in december that killed 20 children. (cheers & applause) >> if you want to vote no, that is your choice. these proposals deserved a vote. the two months since in newtown, more than 5000 birthdays, graduations, anniversaries have been stolen from our lives by a bullet from a gun. more than 1000. >> president obama as major provisions on his package of the proposals include background checks on all gun sales, a ban on military- style assault weapons, and limiting ammunition magazines to 10 rounds. >> we will be back with more and a couple of minutes. a live look from our mt. tam ♪ yeeeowwww! ♪ hot mess hot mess hot mess ♪ ♪ you're a hot kind of love you set me on fire ♪ ♪ you spice up my night feed my every desire ♪ jack's one hit wonder is now a bu
of the union address, the issue of gun control. mr. obama demanded that congress act swiftly, and he did so by creating an emotional backdrop. >> in the chamber, there were more than two dozen americans whose lives had been torn apart by gun violence. president obama acknowledged their loss and told america that they deserved a vote. >> gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. the families of aurora deserve a vote. the families of oak creek and tucson and blacksburg and the countless other communities ripped open by gun violence, they deserve a simple vote. >> the president spoke for about an hour and covered a wide range of topics. he called for immigration reform and said he is pulling 34,000 troops out of afghanistan within a year. he also announced the formation of a nonpartisan commission to improve the voting experience in america. and the president made clear his second term priority is increasing our employment, not shrinking the debt. >> deficit reduction alone is not an economic plan. a growing economy that greats good middle class jobs, that must be
is already shipping weapons to the rebels, something president obama has refused to do in the past. >>> and next time you're tempted to illegally download music or movies online, you could be in store for a rather rude awakening. beginning this week, the top internet providers will be tracking illegal downloads as part of the new copyright alert system, organized by the entertainment industry. you will get six warnings to stop. and then the real punishment kicks in. your service provider will temporarily slow your connection to a crawl. >>> have you seen first lady michelle obama's wardrobe change from the oscars? we saw mrs. obama in her sleeveless silver gown, looking lovely, as she announced "argo's" win for best picture. but then take a look at the version that aired overseas. first lady, a bit more covered up after media in iran got done photoshopping the image. the iranian version on the right, more in line with muslim modesty codes. but "argo" got the win. they could not photoshop that win away. >>> going to get more on the monster blizzard blasting the middle of the country
president barack obama's state of the union address and just ahead of the birthday of former north korean leader kim jong-il. reporting live in the newsroom, cate caugiran, kpix 5. >>> the news out of north korea is expected to increase the significance of national security in president obama's state of the union address tonight but domestic issues will remain the focus of the evening speech. the president is expected to call for more money for infrastructure, clean energy and manufacturing jobs. >> this is the core emphasis that he has always placed in these big speeches remains the same and will remain the same which is the need to make the economy work for the mill class because the middle class is the engine that drives this country forward. >> the official republican response will come from u.s. senator marco rubio out of florida. he is expected to emphasize the need for smaller government and less regulations. some high-profile guests will attend tonight. they include tim cook the ceo of cupertino-based apple invited by first lady michelle
man dead and four others injured. >> president obama delivers his state of the union address lasttonight. >> it is confirmed no. 3 at set off a nuclear weapon, we will have details later on. >> we start off with some clouds out there and locally dense fog for the north bay valleys. sunny skies and cooler air along the coastline. full details of your extended forecast coming up and my next report. >> the good news about this commute is it is boring. we are not tracking any hot spots or major delays. your quick commute back from the bay bridge toll plaza is a 14 to 16 minutes drive time. traffic is getting heavier in the east bay, moderate to heavy conditions. still light for the south bay and highway 1 01 the peninsula and marin county is problem free. >> 7:01 a.m. and one man is dead and four others are wounded after a shooting at 8:30 p.m. last night. >> investigators are looking to see of the victims were targeted. to the victims were found inside the rise. so far no one has been arrested in this case. police would give us an update later on this morning. >> we have another
's state of the union address, president obama is expected to announce he's bringing some u.s. troops  home. according to a source close to the president, mr. obama will announce, the return of 34,000 u.s. troops from afghanistan. they are expected to come home in exactly one year marking the next phase of the president's plan to end the war in afghanistan by 2014. the president is also expected to talk about immigration reform, reducing gun violence and job creation. >> the president's principal preokay pation since he ran for office has been what we need to do to make our economy work for the middle class. >> marco rubio will deliver his address after president obama's. it will be in english and spanish. you can watch the state of the un yin address right here on -- union address right here starting at 6:00. then at 7:30, we'll break down the president's speech with randy shandobil. >>> earlier, france's lower house of parliament approved the bill to legalize gay marriage and allow same-sex couples to adopt children. the bill pushed by the country's socialists now goes to the senat
." >> president obama's popularity among those in california is climbing above 60 percent for the first time since 2009. a poll released shows 62 percent of registered voters approve of president obama's job performance and that is up from 58 percent in september. the poll found california people are more optimistic of the direction in which the country is headed. abc7 news anchor dan ashley is the only bay area journal list to interview president obama today at the white house. his report live from washington, dc, start airing tonight on our newscast going at 5:00 p.m. here on abc7 news. dan is also tweeting from washington. before dan got down to business this morning he spent time with the first dog, tweeting this picture of him and bo on the south lawn of the white house. dan got to meet bo? >> can't wait to see the report. still ahead, new developments on the grounding of the boeing dreamliner airplane with a fix being presented to solve a potentially dangerous battery issue. and the latest on what rescue crews found in the rubble of kansas city >> breaking news from mission district with eva
. for more on ways to pay, go to abcnews.com and click on "see it on tv." >> president obama's popularity among those in california is climbing above 60 percent for the first time since 2009. a poll released shows 62 percent of registered voters approve of president obama's job performance and that is up from 58 percent in september. the poll found california people are more optimistic of the direction in which the country is headed. abc7 news anchor dan ashley is the only bay area journal list to interview president obama today at the white house. his report live from washington, dc, start airing tonight on our newscast going at 5:00 p.m. here on abc7 news. dan is also tweeting from washington. before dan got down to business this morning he spent time with the first dog, tweeting this picture of him and bo on the south lawn of the white house. dan got to meet bo? >> can't wait to see the report. still ahead, new developments on the grounding of the boeing dreamliner airplane with a fix being presented to solve a potentially dangerous battery issue. and the latest on what rescue crews fo
it's raining. >>> still ahead, michelle obama as you have never seen her before the video that has gone viral after jimmy fallon's appearance. >>> and what job she has her eye on after her husband's final term in the white house. >>> 13 years ago, san jose voter as proved a bonds measure to build six new libraries and expand 14 existing branches. one of the libraries was finally open to the public. the city didn't have the money to operate and maintain it until now. hundreds came out for the baskin library ribbon cutting. community members see it as a hard-fought long awaited opening. >> we have been waiting so long for the library and gym to open. it is a wonderful location, so, yeah, we're really excited. >> three other new libraries have been moth balled. city leaders say there still isn't enough money to operate them. >>> people braved the cold in costumes to take the dip in icy water. >> more than 1,000 people took part in the polar plunge in support of the special olympics. the funds raised help provide one full season of sports instruction and competition for special olympic
. >> president obama delivers the state of the union address to a joint session of congress and a national prime time audience. look for the president to refocus on the issues most crucial to americans, jobs and the economy. now live to washington, dc, with the details. >> good morning, we should expect president obama will be much more specific than he was during the inaugural address. the white house says the big focus is on the middle class and the economy. >> president obama's state of the union speech will focus primarily on jobs and the economy and will be different in substance and tone than his inaugural address last month. >> the economy will be central to this speech and how we grow the economy so everyone can participate, pay your fair share. >> he will promote manufacturing and education and clean energy and infrastructure, and warn congress to avoid the automatic spending cuts in defense and education scheduled for march 1. avoiding the automatic cuts and adding additional spending would require congressional approval sending him on a collision course with house republicans. >> it i
ktvu channel 2 news. >>> this morning president obama is traveling to a factory in ashville, north carolina to rally support for the economic proposals he unvailed in his state of the union address. coming up at 5:15 the one area where president obama says country needs invest immediately to put people back to work. >>> let's check in with sal. two very serious crashes. sal, where are they? >> first one is southbound 101 dave and pam. southbound 101 near caesar chavez. i want to put it on the maps for you. southbound 101 traffic is going to be busy as you leave san francisco. i have been looking at my san francisco camera it's so early we don't have a big backup on 101. it's one of the things if there is any good news at all coming from this it's not happening later in the commute. i want to move the maps over to 680. same thing there. an accident blocking three lanes but since it is early, we don't have have a big backup yet and they are working hard to clear this crash. southbound on 680. let's go to live pictures. bay bridge toll plaza is still light. westbound coming into the c
. >> reporter: experts say this timing is not coincidental. the test comes before president barack obama's state of the union address and just ahead of the birthday of former north korean leader kim jong-il. cate caugiran, kpix 5. >>> the news out of north korea is expected to increase the significance of national security in president obama's state of the union address. but domestic issues will likely remain the focus of this evening's speech. the president is expected to call for more money for clean energy and manufacturing jobs. >> the core emphasis that he always placed in these big speeches remains the same and will remain the same, which is the need to make the economy work for the middle class, the engine that drives this country forward. >> the official republican response will come from u.s. senator marco rubio of florida. he is expected to emphasize the need for smaller government and less regulation. and some high-profile guests will be on hand for the state of the union address. they include tim cook, ceo of cupertino-based apple, invited b
in on friday and no sign of progress in washington on efforts to avoid it. today president obama plans to visit a virginia shipbuilding company that would be affected by cuts to the military. the president and other democrats are calling for a package of targeted cuts and tax increases. republican leaders say all the savings should come from reduced spending. >> you know, the president proposed this sequester, yet he is far more interested in holding campaign rallies than he is in urging his senate democrats actually to pass a. >> these cuts do not have to happen. congress can turn them off anytime with just a little bit of compromise. >> if all sides cannot come together and reach an agreement before friday, $85 billion would automatically be cut from domestic and defense budgets. >>> the senate is set to vote today to end debate on the confirmation for chuck hagel to be the next secretary of defense. hagel is expected to clear the 60-vote hurdle to end the debate and send it to final debate. the senate finance is expected to approve jack lew for h
said when president barack obama goes in the spring, he will bring an urgent peace making agenda. president barack obama has been criticized for not visiting israel during his first term but he did visit while he was running for president in 2008. president barack obama wills pay a visit to the west bank and to jordan. >>> and they have killed and captured antolin garcia-torres. he is expected to go on trial because of the disappearance of sierra lemar. he also attempted to kidnap three went from grocery stores back in 2009. >>> time now 5:06, the rebound in technology in silicone valley, there were 42,000 new jobs created in santa clara as well as fremont and union city. san francisco created 18,000 jobs >> all right, pam, time now 5:06 this gets everybody moving. if you have to drive on the east shore, how is it looking out there? >> we are off to a good start, 80 westbound is looking good as you drive out to the mcarthur maze area and to the bay bridge toll plaza, there is not a lot going on, this is a look at westbound bay bridge and i think we are off to a nice start. if you
to a somber occasion in chicago. we are awaiting for michelle obama. the church is filled to capacity. funeral is for a 15-year-old girl. she was an innocent victim of a gang shooting in chicago and she had just performed with her high school marching band at the presidential inauguration. michelle obama attending this funeral and governor pat quinn and mayor rahm emanuel. the family says it will not be about politics but it has struck a chord with the first family and obama administration. a lot of focus on gun violence and reducing gun violence. president obama has made it a priority. joe biden out to bring back proposals in the last few weex, all of this since the december 14th mass murder in newtown, connecticut. the girl was killed in hyde park neighborhood which is obama's home. it's drawing more attention to gun violence. we're awaiting for michelle obama to arrive at the chicago church. we'll bring you updates as it develops this morning. >>> if you plan to send flowers to a local florist this valentine's day. some companies that appear to be local are actually from out of the area, so
arguments next month. last week, president obama told abc7 use congress exclusively that supporting gay marriage is the right thing to do. >> i can tell you obviously my personal view which is that same-sex couples should be treated like everyone else. >> 75 influential republicans have add their names to the list including former utah governor hunts man and former new jersey governor whitman, and two former governors of massachusetts, weld and swift. opinions on this issue are changing rapidly but there is still a great divide in the republican party about gay rights. a recent poll shows the majority of americans support gay marriage up from a third from 2003. >> thank you. five elderly people were rescued from an assisted living home after a stove top fire broke out at 8:00 last night near treat boulevard and firefighters say any knocked it down before the flames crawled up the vent and into the the at tic. the residents will be moved to other care homes. new details in the search for a vandal targeting shops at walnut creek broadway plaza. police released this surveillance video show
. >> president obama is considering weighing in on same-sex marriage here in california. the administration is considering whether to urge the u.s. supreme court to overturn a state ban on gay marriage. it has until february 28th to intervene. california voters approved a ballot initiative in 2008. that overturned state supreme court decision allowing a marriage. 29 other states have constitutional amendments banning gay marriage. nine states and washington, d.c. recognize same-sex marriage. >> here is a live look at the san mateo bridge. we are looking a sunny skies for today a cold start especially in places in the north bay once again. we will be right back with more. the time now is 4:08. @÷ >> researchers are concerned about a fish that is turning into a new threat to the ecology of lake tahoe. >> biologist with the university of nevada-reno says they're fighting a growing number of giant goldfish in the lake. while officials have been working for years trying to keep the lake's water crystal clear, searchers said the discovery of gold fishes were is because they allot and excrete nut
headlines and with president obama is doing. and monitoring the situation at s f o. in terms of travel to the northeast and the blizzard conditions we will be right back. . >> san francisco mayor ed lee and democratic state leaders have introduced a set of bills aimed at gun control. the bills propose closing loopholes in existing gun laws. also, banning the distribution of firearms and ammunition from dangerous people, and strengthening education about safe gun ownership. another bill would require guns to be properly locked present. the move follows president obama's call on congress to pass measures to reduce gun violence including conducting universal background checks. senators seek deal on gun- a small, bipartisan group of senators is quietly trying to reach a compromise on expanding the requirement for background checks to purchases. a deal could give political momentum to one of the key elements of president barack obama's the private talks involve liberal sen. chuck schumer of new york, who is the no. 3 senate democratic leader, and west virginia sen. joe manchin, a national r
today to president barack obama's very emotional appeal for congress to vote on gun safety legislation. >> they deserve a vote. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown connecticut deserve a vote. >> coming up, what the nra is saying about the president's appeal made during his state of the union address. >>> this morning it looks like texas governor rick perry is heading home from his tour empty handed. he spend the last few days trying to get companies to move to text at. he was featured saying texas is more business friendly. he didn't give any proof that he convinced any of them to move to texas. >> 5:07 is the time let's check back in with sal, power outages on treasure island. let's talk about it and we usually see the east shore this time but we can't see it. we went and switched out a camera to the one we can't see 880 and you can see the truck there kind of in the middle bottom of your screen and they are picking up the fog, thick fog at the bay bridge toll plaza and you can see it is blocking parts of the east shore freeway. so give you
coming up. >> it could be a huge move for a gay marriage in california. president obama is considering urging the supreme court to overturn >> we have picked up slowing for highway 4 back to highway 580. >> new this morning, police are looking for a man who was salted a 19 year-old while getting off of a bart train in south san francisco. it happened yesterday evening just before 6:00 p.m., the woman, a japanese exchange student, was on the centennial way trail when a man approached her and asked for her name. when she refused to talk to him, he grabbed her arm, she was able to break free and run away. the man started chasing after her until she passed a another pedestrian walking on the trail. the suspect is described as being hispanic or asian, or around 30 years old and about 5 ft. 7 in. tall. he was clean shaven and wearing a white long sleeveless hooded sweatshirt. salt city police are encouraging people to avoid walking alone. kron4 mike pelton is headed to the centennial trail and we will have more information in the next half hour. >> president obama is considering waited all d
obama had this warning today. >> so these cuts are not smart. they are not fair. they will hurt our economy. they will add hundreds of thousands of americans to the unemployment rolls. this is not an abstraction-- people will lose their jobs. the unemployment rate might tick up again. >> pelley: mr. obama wants more tax revenue. the republicans say no, and each side says it's up to the other to give in. major garrett is at the white house for us tonight. major, what next? >> well, the continued effort by the white house, scott, to apply public pressure on republicans to relent. this will be done in public events like we saw today. it's already been done privately. top government officials are warning businesses they could be harmed by these looming spending cuts. here's one example we've learned of. last friday, top officials at the agriculture department warned meat and poultry producers that there might not be enough federal inspectors to keep their processing plants open and operating. these warnings are designed to motivate businesses to plead with republicans to find another wa
hecho por el presidente obama del martes.. ---por medio de una resolucion presentada por el asambleista luis alejo de salinas, la legislatura de california oficialmente pide al congreso federal y al presidente barack obama, la aprobacion de una reforma integral que beneficiaria a millones de indocumentados y sus familias que viven en el estado dorado... topvo blanca ---y un 76 por ciento de residentes de california estan de acuerdo en que los indocumentad os que viven en el estado permanezcan aqui y conserven sus trabajos. ---ademas, segun una encuesta del instituto de politica publica de california... take half slab ....un 63 por ciento de los encuestados reconocio que los inmigrantes aportan a la sociedad y al estado. ---un 31 por ciento, sin embargo, consideran a los indocumentad os como una garga y un 21 por ciento opina, que deben ser deportados. blanca ---unas mil 800 multas se dieron el domingo pasado en san francisco, luego de que igual numero de conductores estacionaran sus vehiculos sin colocar dinero en los parquimetros. take vo ---ante esto, las autoridades recordaron que en
president obama attended the all national prayer breakfast in washington, d.c. the event featured a performance by italian singer bocelli. [ singing ] >> first lady michelle obama and vice-president joe biden joined the president at the event. during a lighter moment the president told the crowd he wished the good feelings at the gathering had a longer shelf life. >> but i do worry sometimes that as soon as we leave the prayer breakfast everything we have been talking about the whole time at the prayer breakfast seems to be forgotten. on the same day of the prayer breakfast. >> president obama then went to virginia to speak to house democrats at their annual retreat. >>> after that retreat those house democrats are expected to unveil their proposal for curbing gun violence, similar to the one proposed by the president. it includes a ban on assault weapons, and high-capacity magazines with more than 10 rounds of ammo, background checks for all gun sales and measures to prohibit gun trafficking. >>> secretary of defense leon panetta this morning went before the senate armedded servi
hadiya pendleton's funeral saturday. first lady michelle obama was among the attendees. hadiya was gunned down back in january. just days after performing at the presidential inauguration. police say the gunman mistaken someone in the group pendleton was standing with. as a member of a rival gang. on tuesday president barack obama will deliver the first state of the union address former obama campaign manager stephanie cutter said it will be the perfect chance to lay out his priorities and influence millions of television viewers. >> "they will be very familiar themes. the economy will be central to this speech and so that everybody can participate, a fair shot, pay your fair share. but other things that he does lay out. he'll lay out the looming deadline on this sequester, the tough choices that we have to make around it and the consequences if we let the sequester go into effect. and, you know, cuts to some pretty critical programs. so i think the state of the union is always an important moment in a presidency. this is another chance to make the case, not to the people sitting in the r
. at the same time they asked people to turn in violent video games. and now president obama's gun control prom includes fur studying games. does it look? >>> we are looking at 80 eastbound. you may be going the other way. in which case it's also doing well for you. the morning commute looks good if you are drying down -- driving down to the bay bridge toll plaza. no major problems. no road work on the bridge. and the traffic is moving well. and this morning's commute on southbound 101 as you drive the bay shore freeway that looks good down to san jose. if you are driving to the south bay from let's say hayward it's not a bad drive. we are off to a very good start between hayward and fremont. now let's go to steve. steve, you notice our clock is a little easier to see now. >> what clock? right there. thank you. >>> we do have clear skies. our looking ten, 15 days it looks really quiet. this week will be sunny and warmer. we get the offshore breeze. as you know that is a pretty mild pattern for us. doesn't matter what time of year it is. still cold lows. temperatures 30 inland. closer to the coa
in the typical back and forth side show and instead get to work. >> president obama warned lawmakers if they could not agree they would hear from him. >> if congress is unable to move forward in a timely fashion, i will send up a bill based on my proposal. >> a bipartisan group of senators, known as the gang of eight, hopes to present new legislation sometime in march. abc7 news, washington. >> ama: pope benedict blessed a huge crowd from his window. more than 100,000 people crowded st. pete rer's scare. the pope raised hith arms out to the crowd. the sunday blessing is one of the most cherished traditions of the catholic church and this moment is one of his last opportunities to connect with the catholic masses. last week the 85-year-old announced his resignation. he'll step down february 28th. >> some big weather changes are coming our way. meteorologist leigh glaser has preview. >> leigh: hard to tell today because we had temperatures in the 60s. beautiful sunshine. but get rade for old man winter to return. temperatures in the 50s and i'll let you know when the day will come when
details of the raid or how dikes died. marly hall, alabama. >>> president obama took his campaign to curb gun violence on the road today. his push on a new ban of assault weapons is meeting a lot of resistance. the president asked the public to help and pressuring congress to act. >> we don't have to agree on everything to agree it is time to do something. we can make a difference. that's our responsibility as americans. >> the white house just released this photo of the president wax up his recent statement that he is familiar with fire arms and not an enny of the second amendment. >>> legalizing pot. democratic lawmakers from oregon and colorado could introduce the first two propoles as early as tomorrow. one could require growers to get federal permits. tore would create a federal marijuana tax. >>> an official clock now counting down to the opening of the new bay bridge. we will show you the big moment life on the new deck and hear what it means to governor. >>> exactly how fast did he pal? fall? new information about the death- defying lea
. >> reporter: the obama administration is warning americans to get ready for nationwide flight delays. transportation secretary ray lahood says if next week's automatic spending cuts go through, he will be forced to cut air traffic controllers. >> flights to major cities like new york, chicago and san francisco and others could experience delays of up to 90 minutes during peak hours. >> reporter: republicans accuse the white house of using scare tactics to force them into a budget deal. president obama called mitch mcconnell and john boehner thursday. he told al sharpton's radio listeners the gop appears willing to let the cuts go through. >> their basic view is that nothing is important enough to raise taxes on wealthy individuals or corporations and they would prefer to see these kinds of cuts. >> reporter: democrats say if the cuts go through, dozens of federal agencies will have to trim workers affecting everyone from food inspectors to fbi agents. but republicans believe the cuts are being blown out of proportion. house majority leader eric c
in almost seven years. reporting live, back to you. >>> and in doma. the defensive marriage act. the obama administration trying to strike down the act. the 1996 defensive marriage act is unconstitutional. the law denies same-sex couples legally married under state law a number of federal benefits like social security survivor benefits and family medical leave protection. the brief did not address the legal challenge to prop 8 which will be heard on march 26th. >>> also at 11:00, insight why pope benedict is stepping down. he made the decision after the internal investigation into the scandal at the vatican. among the things exposed in the 300-page report is blackmail and sex scandals at the vatican. the pope plans to hand over the report to the successor. >>> theless lesist is growing. 32-year-old katrina fritz was arraigned on murder and robbery charges today. detectives claim she is a prostitute who frequently was hired by the victim. ravi kumra was killed last november. fritz's brother is one of the three men charged in the case. another suspected prostitute, raven dixon is also charg
million undocumented immigrants here. the white house says president obama wants to be prepared in case a small bipartisan group of senators fails to come up with reform plan. the administration is weighing an option to allow immigrants to become legal residents in eight years. some children are undocumented immigrants in the bay area talked to us about it. >> my dad, to not be scared, because my dad is scared. >> some say the plan's big of the problem is it doesn't guarantee a pathway to citizenship or adequately deal with future immigrants. senator rubio who is working on a senate plan says the president's plan if proposed would be dead on arrival. >> the coast guard plans to interview more people who were on a ferry that collided with a small boat in san francisco bay last saturday as at the golden gale transit ferry left sausalito for san francisco. you can see the damage to the boat. two men are in the hospital with reports that the boat was traveling at a high rate of speed when it collided with the ms san francisco. no one on board the ferry was hurt. the five crew are on leave w
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until spring when he accompanies president obama to the area. >> more provocative moves from north korea a video shows president obama and american troops in flames and says that north conducted their recent nuclear test because of u.s. hostility. the video was posted on an account affiliated with the north korean government agency showing a blazing fire super imposed over footage of president obama and ends with a simulation of a nuclear device exploding underground. another video posted this month showed american cities attacked by missiles after a string of rhetoric against the united states. >> san francisco will be well represented when the new american version of al-jazeera hits the air with a bureau and san francisco and other united states cities. they paid $500 million to buy san francisco's-based current tv last year and convert to al-jazeera america focusing on international news. >> and al gore was the founder of country tv. >> now the weather forecast. >> a cold lock -- look at the weather. we are talking about temperatures that are running in the 30's, 40's, and colder and
president obama about an issue that started in fran but is now part of the national debate. >> i'm dan ashley in washington. coming up on abc 7 news at 9:00, my exclusive one on one conversation with president obama here at the white house. that is coming up. >>> plus, simple technology that can help protect you and your home. and why some people say there is too much night life in this bay area neighborhood. and the mom, i invited justin over for lunch. good. no, not good. he's a vegetarian and he's going to be here in 20 minutes! [ mom ] don't stress. we can figure this out. ♪ [ male announcer ] get the speed to make a great first impression. call today to get u-verse high speed internet for as little as $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. this is delicious. ♪ [ male announcer ] save the day in an instant. at&t. ♪ >>> we have an opportunity right now to keep progress going, strengthen our middle class, but you it does require us to put the country ahead of politics. >> abc 7 news anchor dan ashley at the white house today with an ex-clue is suv o
secretary leon panetta revealed president obama was the one who blocked the plan to arm rebel fighters in syria. the plan was directed by david petraeus and backed by pentagon leaders and secretary of state hillary clinton. the white house had doubts which rebels could be trusted with the arms. those details came to light during a senate hearing on libya and republicans had some tough questions for panetta, who revealed he and president obama spoke once during the eight-hour benghazi attack that left four americans dead and explained why the pentagon didn't send any war planes. >> reporter: the reason planes were not launched the attack came in two waves in two different locations and after the first wave ended after about an hour and a half they all thought it was over plus he said there wasn't enough actionable intelligence on the ground to act. >> you can't just willy-nilly send f-16s there and blow the hell out of a place without knowing what's taking place. >> reporter: under questioning by republicans secretary panetta and the joint chiefs of staff martin dem
to voice their support for same sex marriage by the end of the week and the obama administration has until thursday to decide if it's going to take a position on this case, reporting live, marianne favro, nbc bay area news. >>> okay, thank you, marianne. with three days until budget cuts take effect, known as the sequester, republican leaders criticized the president for taking his comments outside of washington. he told shipyard workers there's no smart way to cut $85 billion in seven months as republicans are proposing. meanwhile today the department of homeland security blamed budget cuts for its planned release of some undocumented wo workers. house speaker john boehner has done his part complaining loudly and repeatedly that the president should approve the republican plan for more targeted reductions. president obama dismissed that as choosing between taking money from a poor kid while taking money from a disabled kid. >> if they do take effect, the is sequestration cuts will dig deep into federal programs. critics say it's a meat ax approach slashing federal programs without thought
" they plan to release the findings of those investigation in the next couple of days. >>> president obama's chief of staff confirmed today the white house has been working on its own immigration reform plan and that has upset many republicans. nbc bay area's kimberly is here with that and what they feel about the president's plan. >> reporter: terry, the immigration plan has been given a fresh jolt by news the obama administration has written up a plan of its own. it's draws criticism from republicans and falling short for those push for reform. immigration reform is one of the very few issues that unites both republicans and democrats. and just as eight senators are finishing up a bipartisan bill "usa today" revealed the white house has been working on a backup plan if current efforts fall apart. >> if those do not work out, then we'll have an option that will be ready to put out there. >> reporter: president obama's chief of staff says the white house proposal will bolster border security and include a palth to citizenship to the nation's 11 million undocumented immigrants. some bay are
to sale. president barack obama has set up a congressional meeting with leaders tomorrow. many that rely on federal funding are bracing and they include a 5.4 statewide cut to provide meals for seniors on fixed incomes. and 8,200 children across california will be kicked out of the head start program which provides subsidized preschool forehead start kids. those are the two biggest challenging facing the city of oakland. the idea is to make more room for bicyclists and to cut down on collisions. the plan will drive away and kill businesses but a test run is scheduled for later this year. >> very interesting. 4:35 is the time. sal? >>> it looks pretty good pam. the traffic is doing well and we have had a couple of overnight accidents but fortunately they cleared and the traffic is still very light. let's take a look at 880 westbound, as you drive out to the mcarthur maze, no major problems. this is a look at the westbound bay bridge and you can see some of that roadwork is being picked up and there is really not a big delay even though some of those lights are flashing. northbound 280 get
. kyla campbell has more. >> reporter: president obama said he would take several trips across the cut. >> the first is in minnesota where officials have taken some steps to curb gun violence. but police and city leaders say there's only so much they can do. they are asking obama and lawmakers on capitol hill to do more by creating and enforcing tougher federal gun laws. the white house prices minnesota's moves to keep the guns out of the wrong hands. the state approved the system -- updated the list for background checks. president obama is pushing for universal background checks, a ban on military style assault weapons and a limit on how many rounds gun magazines can hold. obama is getting some support on capitol hill. why it might not be enough. why him going after public support is not the right move when i see you next. >>> well, roll does know how to shoot a gun. over the weekend, the white house released the photograph. as the gun control debate heats up, the president was asked if he had ever shot a gun and this photo shows, yes, he has. >>> a nonprofit group is sponsoring a gu
they support president obama's economic plan, the one he laid out in his state of the union address. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, they believe sustainable jobs could be on the way. kyla? >> reporter: california congressman eric smallwell says president obama's ideas are solid. president obama says there are areas that require investment to grow the economy. they include manufacturing and infrastructure. the president believes those sectors could lead to long-term johns nationwide. he also believes it's time to invest more in clean energy which he says could reduce our country's reliance on foreign oil, cut costs and sustain jobs. >> i saw those investments being in clean energy where we can create new clean energy made in american jobs but also in ways we can prepare our children and those going to college for the jobs that will be available for tomorrow. >> reporter: now, some republicans wonder if this type of plan will call for a stimulus. that's something they've rejected and said does not work. while bay area lawmakers say this is the only way to grow the
. >>> first lady michelle obama says she will challenge jerry brown and the rest of the nation's governors to make it easier for military members to get jobs after leaving combat. she plans to make the big announcement today after a white house meeting. mrs. obama wants states, including california, to pass legislation allowing veterans to get professionals credentials or licenses based on their military experience. 60,000 american troops are expected to come home from afghanistan by 2014 and the obama administration said they will need jobs when they get here. >>> also, last night, first lady michelle obama made a surprise appearance at the academy awards. >> and the oscar goes to -- "argo." congratulations! [ cheers ] >> "argo" won the night's top prize for best picture. that film directed by ben affect and produced by -- ben affect and produced by george clooney won. other big winners of the night at the oscars included -- jennifer lawrence for best actress in "silver lining's playbook." daniel day-lewis for "lincoln" >> coming up at 7:38. we'll bring you a live report from hollywood. >
blaming president obama for the fight over the sequester budget cuts. woodward recently wrote an opinion piece in the "washington post" accusing president obama of moving the goalpost in the negotiations over spending cuts and he said that generated the e-mail from the white house. >> it makes me very uncomfortable to have the white house telling reporters, you're gonna regret doing something that you believe in. >> the white house issued a statement saying no threat was intended in the e-mail according to the statement, the e-mail suggested that woodward would right get his statement about the -- woodward would regret his statement about the sequester because it's not accurate. the spending cuts are set to kick in tomorrow. the senate is scheduled to vote today on rival democrat and republican plans to replace the spending cuts. coming up at 7:15, why some critics say the senate vote today is not even designed to solve the budget problem. >>> 7:06. police need your help. they are trying to find an 11- year-old san leandro boy who never returned to his foster home. investigators say mile
of the storm, a dumped four to 5 in. of snow an hour. >> president obama declared a state of emergency in connecticut yesterday. the emergence of a declaration will provide federal aid to the state and local response efforts. >> connecticut's governor is lifted a travel ban on state roads and has urged residents to stay off of them if possible. >> meanwhile in new york snow plows were busy along the long island expressway. expressway was closed in both directions yesterday until 5:00 as crews continued to dig. a hundredth of course that stuck on expressway during the height of the blizzard on friday. >> new york gov. andrew cuomo said in a neighboring states were hit worst by the blizzard. he is deploying utility workers and snowplows to help new england bounceback from the snow storm. >> in southern california watch in the latest for the man cut for christopherc d dorner , the former laws angeles police officer suspect in three killings was the subject of a manhunt in southern california. >> swat teams are looking through the snow-covered mountains in big bear were the 33 year-old fug
at a firn tour store. >> on "cbs this morning." >> did mrs. obama give it to the most american movie "zero dark thirty" wouldn't want to honor the movie that killed bin laden, her husband has to get all the credit for that. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning," for the second time in a week a giant winter storm is hammering the middle of the country. the storm is marching across missouri this morning on its way to the east coast. it's already shutting down highways airports and schools in texas, oklahoma and kansas. >>> and now the storm is blamed for at least two deaths. emily rittman is from kctv in overland park, kansas. good morning. >> reporter: many in the state are trying to dig out from last week's storm that dumped out about a foot and a half of snow. it's possible we could see another foot of fresh snow. the latest winter storm is unleashing blizzard conditions from texas to oklahoma and kansas, a system so powerful you can literally hear its fury. this was amarillo texas, monday, where howling winds whipped around more than a foot and a half of snow creating f
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china take rang in the lunar new year. . >>> first lady michelle obama joined family and friends in chicago today at a funeral for slain 15-year-old hadia pendleton. she was shot back on january 29th, not far from the obama's chicago home. and just days after performing with her school band at the presidential inauguration. now, police have not released an official motive yet, but they believe gang members may have mistaken pendleton and her friends for a rival gang. in addition to mrs. obama, several other dignitaries attended, including illinois governor pat quinn, chicago mayor rahm emanuel, reverend jesse jackson and education secretary arne duncan. >>> president obama used his weekly address today to press congress to prevent a series of automatic spending cuts from taking place on march 1st. the president says the cuts would strike a blow to the economy at a critical time. >> at a time when economists and business leaders from across the spectrum have said our economy is poised for progress, we shouldn't allow self-inflicted wounds to put that progress in jeopardy. >> congr
. >>> they will respond to president barack obama's emotional appeal to vote on gun safety legislation. >> they deserve a vote. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown connecticut deserve a vote. >> coming up at 615 says gun control does not degrees -- decrease homicides. >>> there is no evidence he convinced anybody to move. >>> time now 6:06, it is valentine's day and that's good news for area businesses too. live at the flower store and i know they are getting ready for a busy day claudine. >> reporter: this is just one of the vendors and we have seen people coming in ran out of here -- in and out of here all morning long. i looked up some statistics, and the women who would end their relationship if they didn't get anything for valentine's day 53%. if you want to look, second to only mother's day and roses are still everyone's favorite? >> everybody loves roses and it is the most popular commodity. >> reporter: this is one of those classic holidays that every one keeps coming back to. >> yes, everybody comes back to the red rose we are here to support it and
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